Our Scouting Week


8 - 10 1/2 yrs


14 - 18 yrs


10 1/2 to 14 yrs


6 - 8 yrs

Who are 1st Colchester?


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to 1st Colchester Scout group, we have a proud and long history of providing scouting for the young people of Colchester.  We can trace our origins back to before scouting and were originally based on culver street.  In 1980’s we moved to our current home, which was built for us as part of the redevelopment of the culver area.

For more information on our history please visit our History page


What are the Costs?


£30 per term

We do have to make this charge to cover our costs

  • HQ rent

  • Insurance

  • Colchester District fees

  • Scout Association fees

  • Badges & Meeting costs

If you have difficulty making this payment, please speak to the leaders who will be more than happy to assist where possible.

The Joining Process

Stage 1 - Trial / Linking

This process usual is done over a 4 to 6 week period where young people will come along an join in the section evenings, and try it out we would encourage a minimum of 4 weeks trial as programs vary every week.  If they would like to trial longer this is fine and can be arranged after discussions with section leaders.

Stage 2 - Investiture 

This is the name for the formal ceremony where the new member, read out or repeat the scouting promise (for their section) and formally become a member of the group.  This ceremony is very traditional and has been performed since the early days of scouting.

If you have any questions please speak to our leader team or contact us through the website, we will happily answer queries you may have.